I have to stop you right there, BJ. Food is *definitely* not a right, it is a good, and this is where many who think they can do good go off the rails, and perhaps enrage their opponents, simply by using the wrong words. I happen to think that in any civilized society those with excess should provide some level of support for the truly disadvantaged. Like give them enough food to eat. It's not their right, but it is our responsibilty.
I think the major problem downstairs is that y'all are so politicized, you are beyond thinking clearly, on any side of the big issues.
^^^This. We have, I suppose, "universal health care" in Canada. We all have an equal opportunity to die while waiting in pain for our hip-replacement surgery (true story, met her in the ICU, her husband had died, she had nowhere to go, and I sat and talked to her for hours). In fact we have a multi-tiered system where if you have enough money you can buy the expensive drugs, fly to the 'States for your surgery etc. I just wish my government would recognize the fact, and to allow our doctors the freedom of choice to operate within either public or private systems. Yes, the care given the poor would be inferior to that bought by the rich. And that's ok. We must leave the incentives for self-improvement in place.
Fixing your health-care system would go a long way to making America great again.